Archive for the ‘Lions’ Category

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A Tiny Lion Keeps a Careful Watch From Atop a Tombstone at Hillside Cemetery in Auburn, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on September 16, 2016)

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The Imposing Figure of Saint Luke Gazes Down From Above the Copley Square Entrance of Trinity Church in Boston, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on June 20, 2015)

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One Way to Distinguish the Gender of an Imperial Guardian Lion (Also Known as a Foo Dog) is the Male (Such as This One Found on Kilby Street in Worcester, MA) Will Usually Have His Right Front Foot Resting on a Sphere or Ball, While His Female Counterpart Will Have Her Left Paw Gently Restraining A Struggling Cub Lying on Its Back (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on August 25, 2014)

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An Angel, a Lion, and a Little Lamb Gather in Front of a Gravestone at Hillside Cemetery in Auburn, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on April 30, 2017)


Although They Are Easy to Miss, a Series of Small Lion Heads Carved From Stone Can Be Seen on the Cornice That Runs Along the Top of the Worcester Art Museum’s Exterior (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on June 30, 2017)

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This Tremendous Stone Sphinx (a Mythological Creature With the Body of a Lion and the Head of a Human) Which Serves as a Memorial to Those Who Died in the American Civil War Can Be Found at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on July 24, 2017)

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The Great Golden Lion Head That Adorns the Brick Building Which Houses the Lions Clubs International Lions Den Eatery on the Eastern States Exposition Grounds in West Springfield, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on July 24, 2019)


A Lion and a Penguin Dressed Warmly in a Winter Hat and Scarf Are Just a Small Part of the Menagerie of Unusual Creatures to Be Found in the Garden Center at Klem’s Tractor Supply in Spencer, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on September 23, 2016)

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A Winged Lion Sticks His Tongue Out at Passersby From a Monument at Forest Hills Cemetery in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on August 16, 2015)

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A Majestic Stone Lion Discovered Behind a Building Which Was Once a Private Residence (But Now Houses DiStefano Hair Restoration Center) on Lincoln Street in Worcester, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on October 2, 2019)